Opinion

Turkey's foreign policy and the myth of neo-Ottomanism

Contrary to what many observers believe, Turkey's foreign policy is not expansionist. It is defensive and pragmatic.

Marwan Kabalan

by Marwan Kabalan

Marwan Kabalan

Europe

Germany deploys 250 soldiers for Libyan arms embargo mission

The Hamburg frigate departs from Germany's Wilhelmshaven on a five-month mission to enforce a UN arms embargo.

Germany deploys 250 soldiers for Libyan arms embargo mission

Opinion

Beware of the looming chaos in the Middle East

The region in 2020 is in much worse shape than in 2010.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Middle East

Libya prisoner amnesty: 41 teenagers freed on Eid holiday

Government officials say they released the fighters because the young prisoners are victims themselves.

Libya

UNHCR: Refugees face rights abuses in their Mediterranean journey

The UN refugee agency is warning thousands of refugees and migrants are dying, while others face harrowing abuse in their attempts to reach Europe's Mediterranean coast in search of a better life.

United Nations

More than 100 civilians killed in Libya between April and June

UN Support Mission in Libya says most of the casualties were in Libya's western region and caused by Haftar's forces.

More than 100 civilians killed in Libya between April and June

Libya

'Not like other years': Coronavirus dampens Eid al-Adha in Libya

COVID-19 pandemic affecting livestock market, other businesses, as residents prepare to mark holiday amid restrictions.

Europe

Italy's coastguard rescues nearly 100 migrants off Libya

Italy accuses the Maltese and Gibraltar authorities of failing to intervene, prompting it to carry out the rescue.

Italy's coastguard rescues nearly 100 migrants off Libya

Humanitarian crises

Libyan authorities shot dead three Sudanese migrants: UN

IOM said local authorities started shooting when the migrants attempted to escape from the disembarkation point.

Libyan authorities shot dead three Sudanese migrants: UN

Libya

Libya: Mapping areas of military control

Recent battlefield defeats have forced Haftar's eastern-based troops to hastily retreat from western Libya.

Libya: Mapping areas of military control

Libya

US military claims Russia sending military equipment to Libya

Russia sending weapons to support fighters loyal to Haftar in breach of an arms embargo, says US military.

US military claims Russia sending military equipment to Libya

Libya

'Dangerous adventure': Turkey warns Egypt over Libya invasion

At Istanbul meeting, Russia and Turkey agree to push for a ceasefire but Ankara says eastern commander must retreat.

'Dangerous adventure': Turkey warns Egypt over Libya invasion

Middle East

Libyans fear the unknown as Egypt, Turkey ramp up war in Sirte

There are increasing fears that Egypt's plans to deploy troops abroad could escalate the conflict in neighbouring Libya.

Libya

Egypt's parliament approves troop deployment to Libya

Move comes as Libya gov't and Turkey demand an end of foreign intervention in support of commander Khalifa Haftar.

Egypt's parliament approves troop deployment to Libya

Middle East

Libya: GNA fighters head for front as battle for Sirte looms

The Government of National Accord says it will recapture city of Sirte, a gateway to Libya's main oil terminals.

Libya: GNA fighters head for front as battle for Sirte looms